David Bowie interview back in the year 2000

Lately I’ve been rather obsessed with David Bowie and I’m just getting into all his phases, characters and all that.

One of my favourite songs in the world – after Bittersweet Symphony is Heroes by Bowie. There’s something about that song that gives me a very strange, beautiful, exciting, hopeful, nostalgic, lovely feeling and as I’ve been listening to Bowie 24/7 for the last few days, I’d like to share with you all this interview I came across by Jeremy Paxman back in the year 2000.

I would also like to comment that a few months ago I met a very special person in my life, (you know who you are)…. Heroes will always remind me of you.. I remember us talking about this song and you told me how it changed and helped you in life, and since then, I fell even more in love with the song. You’re an admirable human being. Never give up, fight for what you want and even though our paths lead us in different directions, you always have a friend in me.

What David says from beginning to end is absolutely true… Sit back, relax and watch the interview below!

I met Dave Matthews and Steffan in Mexico City!!!

WARNING: This is going to be a long, emotional, deep post.

Music is one of the most important worldly goods in my life.

Music has gotten me through so much. Good and bad, heartbreaks, love, hope, faith, disappointments, happiness, fear, indignation, anger, friendships, respect, appreciation, confusion, and the list goes on.

I mention all this because this weekend I got the opportunity to see Dave Matthews Band perform for the first time ever in Mexico City at Vive Latino festival and at El Plaza (small venue that holds 1,600 people – petit comité).


Photo taken by me at El Plaza, Mexico City

Ahead is the story of me, and Dave Matthews Band – no, not literally with the band, but how I discovered them, and the story that goes with what DMB represents in my life.

A few years back I met a guy, I thought he was the one, you know, when you feel that connection? Well, that’s what I thought with that guy from day 1.

Anyway, we started hanging out, talking and all that and he was totally obsessed with DMB. I had no idea who they were, but once I discovered them, I fell madly in love with them too.

I’m the kind of girl that puts a song, playlist, musician, concert or anything affiliated with music to a moment and/or person and Dave Matthews Band was HIM.

All was good while it was going smoothly………….. Until the day he broke my heart (which at the time screwed me over big time, but today I am SO grateful for what he did because I realized I didn’t nor do I want a person like that to be my partner.) – Goes to say, he’s a great guy and what happened, happened, no hard feelings.

One of my fave quotes is: “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” – Notting Hill

My all time fave Dave songs are:
Crash Into Me
#41
Dreamgirl
Where Are You Going
Mercy
Pig
Everyday
Stay (Wasting Time)
So Much To Say
One Sweet World
Sister
Dancing Nancies
When The World Ends
Stolen Away On 55t & 3rd
Oh
Lover Lay Down
American Baby
Say Goodbye
and my new favourite to the list is Bartender.

So, at the festival on Sunday night the setlist was the following:
Don’t Drink The Water
Belly Belly Nice
Minarets
Satellite
Seven
Save Me
Rooftop
Crush
So Much To Say
Anyone Seen The Bridge
Too Much
You and Me
Jimi Thing
Ants Marching
Grey Street

and on Monday at El Plaza:
One Sweet World
What Would You Say
Warehouse
When The World Ends
Seven
#41
The Space Between
Belly Belly Nice
If Only
You Might Die Trying
Spaceman
Everyday
Shake Me Like A Monkey
Crash Into Me
Don’t Drink The Water
Typical Situation
Pantala Naga Pampa
Rapunzel
Little Red Bird
All Along The Watchtower


Boyd & Tim, Dave Matthews Band. Taken by me at Vive Latino 2015 Mexico City

Ever heard of the saying, Everything happens for a reason?

Well, I now have many stories that remind me of the band from Charlottesville, Virginia.

I met the band through a guy that broke my heart, and met another guy thanks to the band recently.

So, my story isn’t that bad at all, it’s all about the way you look at things.

Life is all about moments, “best moments happen when they’re unplanned.” – couldn’t agree more with that quote.

We shouldn’t take life so serious…. No one gets out of it alive. So live, take risks, be careful though, don’t do stupid things… Get you heart broken, cry for days on end, laugh so much you get a stomach ache, meet people, sit back and enjoy.

So to wrap the story up, DMB was him and now it is a beautiful, very exciting story, that has involved many emotions, incredible memories and a story that is just beginning….

At this very moment I’m in this mood, so here’s Oh by Dave and Tim Reynolds for you!

The only time the word OK is accepted in my life is in the song Oh:

The world is blowing up
The world is caving in
The world has lost her way again
But you are here with me
But you are here with me
Makes it ok

Forgot to mention, I met Dave and Steffan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Latest discovery: Vox Mod

Scot Porter is Vox Mod; an electronic music project from Seattle.

Isn’t it amazing when you discover new music? Well, for me it’s one of the best feelings in the world.

I was searching for info on Vox Mod and found a few reviews on him, and I’m not going to copy + paste anything, so what I can tell you from what I’ve heard is that his music plays with your mind, gets you thinking, transports you to a very relaxing, happy place.

I hope you enjoy his work, and please let me know what you think!

Vox Mod & RA Scion ft. Daniel Blue – Fixed

Howard Stern interviews the Foo Fighters

The Foo Fighters were on The Howard Stern Show earlier today… The interview is long, but it’s one of the most interesting interviews I’ve ever listened to.

Howard is an excellent host and asks such interesting questions, really gets in there, but in a ver organic way, and THAT is what makes an interview engaging, intriguing and captivating.

Dave Grohl talks about where the name of the band came about from, Nirvana (yeh, Dave talks about Nirvana and Kurt!), Gangnam Style, Paul McCartney, song lyrics, interviewing Obama, making truce with Courtney Love, Prince, perform Learn To Fly and Something From Nothing, and lots more.

This interview is a MUST, so if you’re at work, plug in your headphones and if you’re at home, grab a beer, sit back and enjoy.

The Queen of Psychedelic Soul died 44 years ago today

The Queen of Psychedelic Soul, Janis Joplin passed away 44 years ago today.

She is one of the members of the 27 Club alongside artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones and Jim Morrison.

Janis rose to fame in the late 60’s and two of her huge gigs were: Monterey Pop Festival in California over the summer in 1967 and the one and only Woodstock in 1969.

A post couldn’t do Joplin justice, at the end of the day she was The Queen and her voice was and is iconic.

May we remember her with one of her hit songs, Maybe.

Janis Joplin – Maybe

Eddie Vedder covers Imagine at Super Bock Super Rock

Eddie Vedder – one of my favourite artists in THE world – covered John Lennon‘s Imagine at Super Bock Super Rock, a (rock) festival in Portugal on the 18th of July.

The song recently went viral and you can now buy the song on iTunes to support Heartbeat.fm, an organization that uses music to to foster peace between Israel and Palestine.

Hozier: Irelands (relatively) new talent

Hozier is a 24 year old irish man who has become a phenomenon over the last year or so with his beautiful soul, blues, indie rock sound.

Coming from a musical background (his dad’s a musician), Hozier began a degree in music at Trinity College in Dublin, but dropped out in the middle of his first year in order to record demos for Universal Music. While studying, he became involved with the Trinity Orchestra and was a member of Anúna (irish choral group) from 2009 through to 2012.

In 2013, Hozier released his first EP Take Me to Church – to which this young boy became VERY well known very quickly. The video already has over 9 and a half million views, and when you listen to his title track, you’ll understand exactly why.

From Eden was his second EP and was released in March this year. Hozier just recently announced his solo debut record and it’s supposedly coming out next month!

Have a look and listen to this cover H did of Do I Wanna Know by the Arctic Monkeys just a few days ago when he was on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.